Geranium Johnson's Blue

 

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Legendary color and flowers. Crane's Bill Johnson's Blue is the most famous blue geranium ever. Large flowers, compact plant. (Geranium)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 15-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Bag of 1
SKU 76PER1

Plant Information

Johnson's Blue is the standard by which any blue or bluish geranium hybrids are judged. With large, clear blue flowers and a neat growth habit to about 16 inches tops, it is a national favorite.

About The Hardy Geraniums. These fantastic perennials were not very well-known in North America until recent years, but have always been a favorite group in Europe. Now, American gardeners have really embraced them, and cant get enough. Far different from windowbox geraniums, which are in a totally different botanical group, the hardy geraniums are tough perennials that bring to gardens what every gardener wants: compact plants with beautiful flowers and a long season of bloom. Some bloom longer than others, but basically, long bloom is one big advantage of the hardy geraniums.

A common name across all the species is Cranes Bill which refers to the sharp-pointed seed pod after flowering.

Our wild species: There are about 20 species worldwide, and two magenta-flowered ones are well-known in the US as native plants. Our Wild Geranium, or Wild Cranes Bill, G. maculatum, plus another with the curious name of Herb Robert are found over most of the east as treasured wildflowers, but their short season of bloom makes them non-competitors with the hybrids for garden space. Most of the garden favorites are crosses between species from Europe and Asia.

Blue: The basic coloring of The Lilac Geranium from the Himalayas, for example, gives us many of the great blue selections. Most popular from this group is Johnson's Blue, a world favorite with large (1 1/2 to 2 inch) true blue flowers. Another from similar parentage is Brookside with even deeper blue flowers. And then there's the newer, spectacular blue-splashed white one called Splish Splash.

Purple/Magenta/White: Geranium sanguineum, is a species native to northern Europe and Asia, and known as Bloody Cranes Bill due to its magenta flowers. It has become famous itself (the wild form) and is now the most popular hardy geranium in the US. One of the reasons is that it blooms almost all summer and fall. A cultivar named Maxfrei is a dwarf version, and a newer one, Elke has striking bi-colored flowers in magenta and white. Then there's the fantastic dwarf white one with pink veins in large white petals, called Geranium sanguineum var striatum, to me, the best-looking of them all.

Pink: Patricia is a favorite deep pink and is also one of the larger plants, up to 36. Another sensational pink one that's only about 12 inches high is Ballerina, from the G. cinereum species with large striped pink petals and dark centers, almost like a bi-colored petunia. And more recently, Purple Pillow from this group gives us really red flowers with a purple sheen.

You can't have too many hardy geraniums. They are wonderful as edging in the front of a border, and equally impressive as mounded specimen plants anywhere. If they're sheared after bloom, many will do a complete repeat performance for you before fall. If you don't have them in your garden, start your collection now. You'll love them all.

SKU 76PER1
Common Name Crane's Bill
Botanical Name Geranium
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Advantages Containers, Extended Blooms, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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Beautiful Color

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from Pennsylvania

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Pros

  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control

    Comments about American Meadows Geranium Johnson's Blue:

    I planted these last year and they had a tough year. With the drought, I lost a few of the plants and was worried that they didn't survive. Much to my delight, the ones that survived came back this year and are absolutely stunning. I love the color and they are one of my favorite plants in the yard.

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    the plants have performed well; I want m

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    from anderson, sc

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Geranium Johnson's Blue:

    good patio cracks and corners

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    • Personal

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